|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 Hours.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Unseen written examination||90%|
|Semester Assessment||Tutorial attendance and completion of prescribed exercises||10%|
|Supplementary Assessment||2 Hours Repeat Failed Elements or equivalent||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
* Understand how markets co-ordinate economic activity and produce equilibrium prices and quantities;
* How to evaluate market outcomes for policy purposes;
* And the mutual benefit from trade between individuals and between countries.
* They will also have acquired an understanding of the main determinants of macroeconomic (aggregate) economic activity, its principal measures and how it changes over time.
* Students will also have developed an understanding of the causes of inflation and unemployment.
To introduce students to the principles underlying economics using illustrations from the study of markets and the macroeconomy.
This module introduces students to the principles underlying microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing key analytical concepts for students of business, management, and other degree schemes in which an appreciation of economic perspectives is valuable.
- Introductory Microeconomics
- What is Economics?
- Demand and Supply
- Government Intervention in Markets
- Measuring the Efficiency of Markets
- Goods which Impose Costs on Others
- The Tax System
- Introductory Macroeconomics
- Measuring Economic Activity
- The Determinants of Macroeconomic Acitivity
- Inflation, Deflation and Unemployment
Reading ListShould Be Purchased
Lipsey, R G and K A Chrystal (2007) Economics 11th Edition Oxford University Press Primo search Supplementary Text
Case, K E and R C Fair (2007) Principles of Economics 8th Edition Prentice Hall Primo search Krugman, Wells (2006) Economics Primo search Mankiw, N G (2004) Principles of Economics 3rd Edition Thomson Primo search Mankiw, N G and Taylor (2006) Economics European Edition Thomson Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 4